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Spacious studio apartment with private garden, character and rural views



Updated: 19-Sep-2016
Spacious self contained studio annexe with countryside views only 3km to beach.

Beautiful spacious apartment in a small village, peaceful and quiet, with walks to stunning coastal views and short distance to pretty beachside town of Sao Martinho. Apartment at ground level, totally independent, set in an acre of grounds in the exclusive village of Serra dos Mangues. The apartment is set in its own garden with private and secluded parking and rural views. As well as the tranquility, peace and quiet of rural countryside, the apartment is only 3 km from the pretty beach town of Sao Martinho do Porto. The apartment features a beautiful timbered roof and modern kitchen with dishwasher, electric hob and oven, fridge freezer. The open plan living room has a dining table, chairs, sofa, armchairs, double bed +sofa bed, office area. If heating is required its heated by a pellet-burning wood stove: very easy-to-run and efficient (maximum €2 to run all day). The shower wet room is attractive with Moroccan glass wall divider. Wifi at no extra cost. Owners cottage is 50 metres away. Private off road parking, rural charm and yet modern conveniences. Will accept well behaved clean pets by arrangement.

Autumn/winter/spring monthly lets available for reduced rental.

You can stay over-winter for a very affordable price - we prefer to have the apartment occupied than empty. Rates depend on length of stay - contact us with your required dates.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Kit and Samantha Jennings left the UK in 2013 to pursue their dream of running arts holidays in Portugal. Samantha a professional choreographer and Kit a visual artist offer art classes locally as well as hosting and teaching creative holidays. in the Summer months as well as renting out their cottage or the studio apartment.

Speaks English, French, Portuguese, Italian

4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Great location,Great apartment, Great people!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for three weeks and all we can say is that it was a great experience! Samantha and Kit were very welcoming and extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The apartment had everything we needed and more. the area outside the property was beautiful and secluded equipped with sun loungers, table and chairs etc.

What we most liked was the fact that you were living in a secluded location, but was literally a 5 minute drive to the Beaches,local supermarket and the A8 motorway which made getting to see the sights easy peasy!

If you're seeking the quietness of the beautiful Portuguese Countryside but also want to be near Beaches and the sights, then you couldn't pick a more ideal location!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our guests Maura and Lee were a delight, and they were most generous in leaving us some bits and pieces behind, we were so grateful!
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Excellent! What a find!

  • 5 of 5

Just home from a wonderful stay at Samantha and Kit's studio. It was idyllic - peaceful, restful and just a short trip from town, beach and supermarket. The studio is beautifully decorated with some wonderful works of art and is very comfortable and homely. It is well equipped for cooking and there is a lovely relaxing area to the front with sun loungers, table and chairs. We did some great sightseeing in the area as many places are just a short drive away. Would definitely recommend as away from it all, relaxing holiday. Looking forward to returning soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you both! Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Samantha and Kit
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Nice little studio, walking distance to the sea.

  • 5 of 5

Quiet and secluded location, lovely in the sunshine with lots of birdlife in the pretty garden. Lots of nice art on the walls. Incredible beaches in walking distance. A convenient drive away from the arty and interesting Caldas Da Rainha, and the huge waves at Nazare.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, it was a pleasure having you to stay.
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  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay in the studio and Kit and Samantha make you feel welome.The studio is well aquipped and the area outside is nice to relax or to enjoy the sunshine.

Sao martinho do porto and the beaches are very near. This is the perfect place to discover the beautiful silvercoast.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Erika. All the best with both of your future plans in Portugal. Kind regards Samantha and Kit
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From the Owner

Portugal with its great light, beaches, tradition and charm enticed us to buy a second property here almost 12 years ago. Whether it's the Portuguese unhurried charm, the fantastic hospitality, great food or temperate climate we love it here and have made our home in Portugal. The studio apartment and the cottage, set in tranquil and pretty gardens sits in an acre of countryside and exudes Portuguese rustic charm. Noisy neighbours and street noise doesn't exist here. Enjoy our small retreats place.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Lisbon at 100 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Serra dos Mangues at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Sao Martinho do Porto at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A8 at 4 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Serra dos Mangues at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Sao Martinho do Porto at 3 Kilometres Car: recommended

Serra dos Mangues is an exclusive and peaceful village 3 km from the popular and pretty beach town of Sao Martinho do Porto with its wide and safe (swimming)and horseshoe bay. Serra dos Mangues itself is unspoilt and you will enjoy the traditional Portuguese restaurants and bars, the swimming pool at the local campsite, and the fantastic walks with views right across the Atlantic. The surrounding area is ideal for walking as well as the village itself being perfectly placed (nearby motorways and public transport) for cultural visits to towns of Alcobaca, Batalha and Obidos. You are situated right in the centre of the Silver Coast hotspots with three fantastic beach locations, Sao Martinho do Porto, Foz do Arelho and Nazare. The must see places are Obidos (medieval hill top town) Batalha and Alcobaca all within 30 minutes drive. The most popular activites include walking,surfing, windsurfing, fishing and, cycling. An hour on the Rede Express coach (regular and cheap service) takes you into Lisbon and drops you at the door of the zoo and botanical gardens. There's a fantastic children's water park in Nazare about 15 minutes drive away.


Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £30
Pet Fee £3
Refundable Damage Deposit £20

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. The property is booked from 16:00 on day of arrival until 11:00 on day of departure. Early arrival or late departure can be requested and an extra fee may apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 19-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

Excellent views: Peace and Quiet: No noisy neighbours: Natural rustic charm: 3 beautiful beaches nearby: Proximity to cultural hotspots: 1 hour drive from nearest airport: Well situated: Nature, peace and quiet: Healthy living: Gardens and space:

Property Type

  • barn


  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 40 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • The ground self contained studio/annexe (its like a converted barn in feel) is spacious on ground level and totally self contained. The double bed sleeps 2. It's studio style so there are not separate bedrooms.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Rural. Natural. Peace and Quiet. Spacious, no noisy neighbours/families. Not overlooked. Private. Own garden and parking. Outdoor dining in countryside. Beautifully renovated. Tasteful. All facilities and amenities nearby. Near beaches and cultural hotspots on the Silver Coast. Holiday let, short term let and long term let.

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